Nov 042009
 
 November 4, 2009  Court, Laws, U.S.

Patrick Marley reports:

The state’s ban on gay marriage should be tossed aside because lawmakers did not take the right steps to amend the Wisconsin Constitution, a lawyer argued Tuesday before the state Supreme Court.

Voters must be asked separately about every change proposed to the constitution, attorney Lester Pines argued. But in 2006 they were asked one question with two parts – whether the state should ban same-sex marriage and whether it should ban similar arrangements, such as civil unions. Voters didn’t have a chance to vote “no” to one part and “yes” to the other, so the entire amendment should be thrown out, Pines said.

Read more in the Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.

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